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May 14, 2010
Their letter to the president of the University of Virginia supports a statement by the university's faculty and questions the Virginia attorney general's use of governmental authority.
April 28, 2010
The collaborative international project, involving scientists from NCAR and other organizations, may ultimately improve tornado forecasting.
April 19, 2010
Students, gardeners, retirees, and other volunteers taking part in a nationwide initiative, Project BudBurst, are finding hints that certain plants are blooming unusually early.
Plum blossums opening on a branch
April 15, 2010
Current observational tools cannot account for roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on Earth in recent years.
March 23, 2010
The Asian monsoon is providing a pathway for pollutants to rise high in the atmosphere.
Pollution along lower Yangtze River
March 16, 2010
A new study finds that prescribed burns may release substantially less carbon dioxide than wildfires of the same size.
wildfire map
January 28, 2010
Painting the roofs of buildings white has the potential to significantly cool cities and mitigate some impacts of global warming.
painting roofs white
January 27, 2010
An innovative computational technique that draws on statistics, imaging, and other disciplines has the capability to detect errors in sensitive technological systems ranging from satellites to weather instruments.
January 26, 2010
Roger M. Wakimoto, an associate director and senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, was named the center's new director today.
Roger Wakimoto
January 20, 2010
Margaret "Peggy" LeMone, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, today begins a one-year term as president of the American Meteorological Society.
Peggy LeMone
January 14, 2010
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is partnering with the Boulder Public Library to present a series of public talks and a new exhibit to mark the research organization's 50th anniversary this year.
Walter Orr Robertsand the Climax coronagraph
January 11, 2010
Policymakers should focus on what needs to be achieved in the next 40 years in order to keep long-term options viable for avoiding dangerous levels of warming, a new study concludes.
Brian O'Neill
January 10, 2010
In a vivid example of how a small geographic feature can have far-reaching impacts on climate, new research shows that water levels in the Bering Strait helped drive global climate patterns during ice age episodes dating back more than 100,000 years.
climate patterns
December 14, 2009
NCAR announced today the selection of a construction management and general contracting firm for the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) project.
artist's rendering
December 09, 2009
Eric J. Barron, the director of NCAR, will step down from his position to assume the presidency of Florida State University. An alumnus of FSU, Barron was selected yesterday by its Board of Trustees to lead the university.
Eric Barron
December 04, 2009
UCAR is concerned that emails and data, including personal information about individuals, have been hacked from the University of East Anglia. The selective publication of some stolen emails and other papers taken out of context is not a responsible way to engage on the issue of climate change.
November 12, 2009
Spurred by a warming climate, daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over the last decade across the continental United States, new research shows.
October 21, 2009
As the U.S. Senate considers climate change legislation, 18 leading scientific organizations have sent a letter to members of the senate reaffirming the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring and that greenhouse gases from human activities are the primary driver.
Photograph of Richard Anthes
October 20, 2009
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has passed an Open Access policy requiring that peer-reviewed research published by its scientists and staff in scientific journals be made publicly available online through its institutional repository.
hand holding key
October 15, 2009
Students, parents, and teachers are invited to enjoy hands-on science and Halloween fun at Super Science Saturday on October 24 at NCAR.
Boy looking at science exhibit
September 23, 2009
UCAR has been honored with a Health Hero Award from the Boulder County Business Report for its array of employee wellness and ergonomics programs.
Photograph of two women sitting in an office, one undergoing a medical test
September 17, 2009
Challenging conventional wisdom, new research finds that the number of sunspots provides an incomplete measure of changes in the Sun's impact on Earth over the course of the 11-year solar cycle.
Illustration of two suns with yellow streams spiraling out and the earth
September 03, 2009
Arctic temperatures in the 1990s reached their warmest level of any decade in at least 2,000 years, new research indicates.
Color graph of Arctic temperatures over the last 2,000 years
August 27, 2009
Subtle connections between the 11-year solar cycle, the stratosphere, and the tropical Pacific Ocean work in sync to generate periodic weather patterns that affect much of the globe, according to research appearing this week in the journal Science.
Scientists Uncover Solar Cycle, Stratosphere, and Ocean Connections
August 19, 2009
High-performance computing systems, visualization resources, and software tools provided by the National Science Foundation TeraGrid helped make the Hayden Planetarium's new space show the most scientifically accurate and advanced planetarium show ever produced, according to many reviewers.
visualization of magnetic field in the solar convection zone

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